Close Quarter Survival 

2016 Schedule:  CQS

To Be Determined:  The determining factor will be suficient interest in the class.  A minimum of four students and a maximum of six will allow a great learning experience.

Suggested Donation:  $250.00 

Location:  Durango, Colorado

Duration:  Two Days


CQS will provide the soft and hard empty hand skills, hard and soft intermediate weapons skills and less-lethal skills that form the basis for personal safety/self defense.  

This course was created to deal with the very serious subject of facing an apparent deadly force threat without access to equal or superior weapons, either because you didn’t bring your pistol to the knife fight or (more likely) because the threat appeared so quickly and in such close proximity your weapons could not be accessed. 

While there are no physical conditioning requirements for this course, you should be prepared to exert yourself for two solid days, perhaps learning your current physical limitations and making plans to overcome them.

You will learn and practice the use of Attack Avoidance and Neutralization; Blocks and Strikes; use of the Baton/blunt instrument; Nerve Motor Points as striking targets using sustained reverse nerve pathway techniques; Pressure Point Control used in obtaining pain compliance; the Angle Kick; Firearms Take- Away techniques; Distraction Techniques and other associated techniques of self defense.  Perhaps the most important of all, the Four Levels of Mental Awareness will be explored as well. 


Enrollment is upon receipt of the $250.00 suggested donation, mailed to PO Box 3956, Durango, CO 81302, and received by the Monday prior to the course. Please make your check payable to E.T. Gwynn.  Should you subsequently decide not to participate a refund of 20% of the fee will be returned to you.  We fully understand the exigencies of daily living and will gladly work with you around your unavoidable schedule changes.  Cash payments must be arranged in advance. 


Please call Tim at 970-749-3296 or email for the Student Letter which will indicate that you are enrolled upon receipt of the course fee of $250.00, The course consists of two days training.  Each days’ training will begin at 9:00AM, breaking for lunch (on you), and ending at about 5:00PM both days.  Loose clothing and comfortable athletic shoes are the uniform of the day. 

The reward for all this is a new or renewed confidence in your own ability to protect yourself and those you love in an increasingly uncertain world.  You will also receive a Wolverine School Certificate attesting to the elements of the course and your proficiency in them.
Course subscription must be at least four students.  Should this minimum number not materialize the class will be rescheduled as soon as practical.